1) Forums : Technical Support : Postponed (Message 22528)
Posted 26 May 2020 by Grindylow
Thank you. For brevity (and an oversight), I left out that the first thing I did was suspend all running tasks except for one "Cosmology" task, and I said to not allow new tasks on any project (including "Cosmology"), then I told all to "update. I waited a day and a half, and got the same "Postponed" message. Is setting max CPUs to 1 different from what I did when I set it to use a maximum of 50% of my (two) CPUs?

To be clear, are you saying that even if I am able to get "Cosmology" running again, that I can only run one other task from one other project I'm subscribed to at a time? When BOINC Manager downloads 6 "Cosmology" tasks, I need to manually abort 5 of them? I have 9 other projects on the hook. I can only run 1 task from one other project at a time?

I'm not sure what you mean about when my tasks start and stop. Doesn't the "Switch tasks every X minutes", eg. 120 minutes) cause tasks to star and stop?
2) Forums : Technical Support : Postponed (Message 22524)
Posted 25 May 2020 by Grindylow
Hi. I am currently unable to finish any "Cosmology@HOME" tasks. I am running Windows 10 Home version on a laptop purchased in 2019, so the computer isn't too ancient. I am running BOINC Manger 7.16.5, and Virtual Box version 6.0.14.

I currently have 6 "Cosmology@Home" tasks that all say: "Postponed: VM job unmanageable, restarting later. (2 CPUs)". If I restart BOINC, these projects will run normally for a while, complete about another 1%, then generate this above message again. I have allowed a little over a day for them to "restart later", but that's never happened. There is no restarting (in that time frame, anyway). This seems similar to problems others are having in this thread.

Note that both locally on my machine, and my web preference are both set to use 50% . I only have 2 CPUs, so I'm not sure why running 50% of them (1) generates the "(2 CPU)" message above. I have also tried it running 2 CPUs, but to no avail.

I don't know whether this might have a common cause, but other projects running on my computer frequently spontaneously stop, with the task saying "task suspended by user." This happens without any input from me suspending the task. When I resume running the task, it may finish, or it may stop with the same message after a few hours. It seems random.

Anybody have any thoughts on the subject? Thanks for your time.